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St Heliers Bay Cafe & Bistro

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
387 Tamaki Drive | St Heliers, Auckland Central, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
+64 9-575 6995
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (28 reviews)
“smoked fish” (12 reviews)
“hotcakes” (3 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 23:00All hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
387 Tamaki Drive | St Heliers, Auckland Central, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
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11 - 20 of 226 reviews

Reviewed 17 July 2017

Went there with 2 other friends on a busy Friday Night with no booking. Waited for more than an hour for a table and then 30 minutes for food to arrive after ordering. Pro: Relatively easy to find parking for 60 minutes around the Bistro;...More

Thank Agisagis
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Definitely the best view right opposite the beach, very busy so guessing it attracts locals and tourists alike- I had the Auckland scampi and fennel salad with polenta bread- which should have been called the Auckland polenta bread fennel and possibly a viewing of scampi-...More

Thank Danielle A
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Waited a few mins for a table on a Sat afternoon. No hassle - sat at a bench bar watching the activity before we got seated. Place was certainly busy - figured some were locals/regulars, others like us wee passing through (judging by a brief...More

Thank Safarinjema2014
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Set in a modern almost industrial style building just across the road from St Heliers Beach, this is a lovely spot to come for a nice bistro style meal. The food was good quality and generous helpings with friendly staff and nice surroundings. The place...More

Thank Bryan B
Reviewed 21 June 2017

A great café in St Heliers Wonderful atmosphere!!! Great menu + cabinet food!! food was very good and very tasty Very good coffee service was friendly and efficient Dog friendly café which in my eyes is always a bonus

Thank Brycee10
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Always packed on the weekend. Great selection of eggs, crepes plus cabinet food if you just want something like. Great service and quick turnaround which is important with little ones.

Thank kiwis-in-UK
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

We come here for brunch with our 3 young children regularly. Service always prompt, child friendly, great atmosphere and the food is fantastic! Eggs benedict with smoked fish is my favourite. Followed by ice-cream on the beach for dessert...

Thank Sheela P
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Booked with great anticipation for lunch having been told great things but sadly failed to live up to expectations. Wait staff were ambivalent & we felt in the way. Food average but very expensive. Not againMore

2  Thank Pete B
HipGroup, Public Relations Manager at St Heliers Bay Cafe & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Hi Pete, Thank you so much for caring enough to let us know that your recent experience at St Heliers wasn't up to its usual standard. Whenever one of our customers takes the time to let us know that something isn't quite right we always...More

Reviewed 26 April 2017

This place is always busy but they keep the tables moving pretty fast. Ideal for brunch, or grab an ice-cream and sit across the road in the sun, overlooking Rangitoto.

Thank Solange F
Reviewed 16 April 2017

When in Auckland I always visit as I love the smoked fish option as an extra. My eggs were a little overcooked this time but still soft. The breakfast/brunch is wonderful with great coffee and fabulous views over to the beach.

Thank janwholeboxndice
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 387 Tamaki Drive | St Heliers, Auckland Central, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-575 6995
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Opened December 2012
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